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What Is The FCC, And How Does It Work?

When we talk about net neutrality or set-top boxes, we often end up talking about the FCC – the government agency that deals with cable companies and internet service providers. But the average American doesn’t know a whole lot about how the FCC works and what, exactly, it’s charged with doing. What is the FCC, and what is it for?

Like a lot of government agencies, the FCC is large and complicated. But we’re going to cover some of the basics here, including the organization’s general structure, how it’s affected by politics, what it does (generally), and where it tends to stand on major issues like net neutrality… READ MORE.